When the snow birds come calling, I take it as a cue to comfort my palate. With falling temperatures, it’s important that I find the right dish to warm this stomach of mine. Could have gone a myriad of ways; however, I chose to pay a visit to a familiar dish of mine. Can’t goContinue reading “SERVED UP SOME TURKEY CHILI!!”
My taste buds were on high alert for this one. Lunch was super-delicious. Stuffed some crunchy taco shells with mouth-watering left-over turkey chili. Topped my crunchy ones with diced: nature’s butter (Hass avocado) vine-ripe tomatoes Garnished turkey chili tacos with flat-leaf parsley I had on hand. And of course, for me, tacos are not tacosContinue reading “OLE! OLE! IT’S TACO FRIDAY OVER HERE!”
Still rocking my turkey chili. Used up my mouth-watering treat in a few crunchy taco shells. Topped with the spicy poultry with diced avocado, vine-ripe tomatoes, and cool sour cream. Garnished with chopped Italian parsley. Once again, my palate and I were transported to a happy place.
A Mexican grandmother would be super-proud of this dish. Though it took approximately an hour to prepare and cook, it tasted like hours of joyful/laborious cooking. Of course, ground turkey was the star of this chili dish. There are many variations to this dish and I must state that I’m happy about this one. IContinue reading “BEEF? WHAT BEEF? #TURKEY CHILI!”
Needed something to quiet and satisfy the craving within. What do you know? Bobby Flay came to my rescue. Stumbled on one of his Brunch shows. One of the items on the menu was fried red tomatoes. Decided to create my version as I had the main ingredients on hand (red plum tomatoes). Sliced themContinue reading “WENT RED!! #FRIED RED TOMATOES/AVOCADO DIP”
So it’s back to basics for yours truly. It always warms my heart and stomach to indulge in Mother Nature’s offerings. I’m doing that with a few of Jamaica’s wholesome foods in the form of: Callaloo (Jamaica’s spinach) Breadfruit (great starchy substitute for rice, pasta, yam) Avocado Pumpkin Plantain Plum tomatoes Garlic Thanks to myContinue reading “A FEW OF JAMAICA’S FINEST #CALLALOO PLUS”
Sunday’s brunch was quite a Jamaican affair. I went with one of my favorites, breadfruit which was roasted the previous day. This was done in oven at 450 degrees fahrenheit for approximately one hour. Peeled the tropical beauty and sliced: Brushed slices with a little olive oil, sprinkled with a pinch of salt and thenContinue reading “GRILLED BREADFRUIT WITH IDEAL PALS (ACKEE/CODFISH/CALLALOO)”
JAMAICAN SPINACH AND OTHER WHOLESOME FOODS
Wanted a quick, easy, and satisfying dish for lunch. Decided on hard-boiled eggs on a bed of garlic asparagus. Paired same with servings of summer’s sweet/juicy tomatoes and creamy avocado. Made sure to sprinkle with black pepper and pinch of salt. With a few crispy whole-wheat crackers (not in pic) on side, lunch was served.
Nothing goes to waste in my kitchen. Didn’t have to cook an iota from scratch. A few days ago, made some spicy turkey balls in a sweet and sour sauce. Though firm on the exterior, they carried a ‘melt in the mouth’ experience to the taste buds. As always, when I cook pasta, I makeContinue reading “STILL BOUNCING THOSE TURKEY BALLS”